Successful aging is enabling seniors to live their lives in place, with access to high-quality, affordable health and support services that preserve and protect their dignity, quality of life and independence.CTA Label Here
How are we making Successful Aging a reality?
Through a combination of medical research and policy initiatives, collaborations, education and advocacy, West Health is committed to supporting and creating healthcare delivery models that improve care and access while reducing costs for our fast-growing, diverse population of seniors.
Gary and Mary West Foundation
The Gary and Mary West Foundation partners with nonprofit community organizations to provide high-quality services to low-income older adults which help them remain independent and healthy for as long as possible. The Foundation is committed to supporting state-of-the-art senior centers that offer high quality nutritious meals and collaborate with other community based organizations to provide a wide array of services essential to the well-being of low-income older adults. In addition, we collaborate with our nonprofit partners and the West Health Institute to research and promote technologies that will improve the continuum of care and lower healthcare costs for seniors in our community.Visit the Gary and Mary West Foundation
We’re researching solutions for seniors and their caregivers to better enable successful aging.
The emergency department has become an increasingly common gateway to medical care for Americans, but given the unique needs of older adults, there is a great opportunity to improve care pathways for seniors in emergency settings.
We are researching more effective ways to care for seniors at their homes, putting their needs first and improving access to high-quality, affordable healthcare.
Every Senior Deserves a Smile.
Emergency Departments are the source of almost half of all admissions to hospitals. What if there were more senior-centered, home-based alternatives to transition seniors to from the ED?
We are researching how helping provide care coordination, meals, and support at home can help seniors age more successfully and independently in place.
We are researching how new models of high-quality palliative care can become widely adopted wherever it’s best for the patient and their families.
We are researching a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary care delivery approach to meet the needs of both caregivers and the recipients of care, ensuring the foundations of Successful Aging are more fully realized.
WHI Response to SFC Options Paper
Re: Bipartisan Chronic Care Working Group Policy Options Document
Insights on Senior Dental Needs
Poor oral health is a significant public health issue for seniors in San Diego and across the nation. As Baby Boomers retire and people live longer, access to affordable dental care becomes more difficult.
An Overview of Options for Home-based Healthcare at the Emergency Department
Urgent Matters publication
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San Diego Chamber of Commerce Spotlight on Shelley Lyford
San Diego Chamber of Commerce's website features a Q and A with West Health's Shelley Lyford